The Lam Family | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Family, like branches in a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” – Unknown

When I was back on holiday in Malaysia early this year, I had the honor to photograph the fabulous Lam family. Evelyn, my ex-collegue-turned-good-friend, was also back in the country with her two sisters, Karen and Sharon, to spend quality time with their aging parents. Evelyn and Karen resides in Melbourne, Australia while the elder sister, Sharon, lives in Washington DC.

Uncle Lam has been feeling under the weather, so we finally decided to have the session at their condominium residence and its surrounding area. Having lived in USA for five years, I could empathize with the constant worrying about elderly members of the family back home.  Hence, we agreed to approach the session in a more meaningful way – each of the sisters were asked to tell each of the parent why they meant so much to them, from their growing years to now in their adulthood. And likewise for the parents, where the siblings will ask their parents to do the same.

I’m very proud to share the result of – raw emotions of happiness, tears of joy and sadness, and most importantly, the celebration of their love for one another that stood the test of time.


There’s something beautiful about elderly couples still being so deep in love with one another after 42 years of marriage.

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  • 31 Jul ’14 - 2:26 AM

    Jennifer Beitchman - What a sweet and beautiful session. This family will treasure these pictures for generations.

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 3:58 AM

    Patricia Knight - What a beautiful story you shared. I’m a little teary eyed. And what wonderful images to share with future generations. Just beautiful!

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 4:06 AM

    Michele - This is EXACTLY what I would want for a portrait session with my parents and grandparents. What great memories for generations to come. Their children’s children and future generations will know them with these photos. Great Family Photos!

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 4:36 AM

    Kevin Lunsong - Great shots! Please send my love and greetings to your parents. I should swing by to visit them when I’m back.

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 5:49 AM

    Natalie - What a treasured memory that you captured! Brought tears to my eyes, just looking at the images and thinking of my grandparents.

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 8:10 AM

    Jamie Frayser - So, so perfect. I love seeing images of so many generations. I think it is so important to have treasures like this to reflect back upon.

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 8:13 AM

    Mala - Simply beautiful. This is what love is. Thanks for sharing; I feel warm and teary looking at the pictures.

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 9:48 AM

    heather - Amazing images this family will treasure for generations to come!

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 3:11 PM

    Eden - You’ve captured their emotions perfectly! Beautiful!

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 10:09 PM

    Lauren W - I love the emotion you captured!

  • 31 Jul ’14 - 11:02 PM

    Steve Lewis - These are beautiful images, they will treasure these for a long time!

  • 30 Mar ’16 - 4:35 PM

    Sharon Adelman - Oh wow. I’m blown away. The site of pictures were so nicely and beautifully put together. We treasure your vision of what the session to look like. Thank you so much for the images that speak a million words.

    With much love,
    Chad & Sharon Adelman and family.

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